Having a garden chock full of Basil inspires one to make a lot of Pesto. Even in the winter you can find frsh Basil at most markets. This recipe is about as simple as it gets, but it's really, really tasty. Now for the wine.
Why a Vermention? By the way, what is a Vermentino? Vermentino is a grape primarily grown along the Mediterranean coast and most famous for it floral aromatics, pronounced minerality, and smooth tropical fruit flavors. Maybe it's Italy's answer to a Sauvignon Blanc. With notes of honey, green apple, melon and lime, this Vermentino will contrast and complement the richness of the Pesto. Try it, you'll love it.